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now, something we haven't seen before. o.j. simpson taking the stand and speaking. >> simpson is trying to win a new trial in his armed robbery conviction. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: he's been a beloved celebrity, an accused murderer, and the subject of a nation's racial divide. >> orenthal james simpson. >> reporter: but we've never heard o.j. simpson testify as a witness until now. >> your voice is pretty loud in the room. >> my voice is always loud. >> reporter: with one hand free of his handcuffs, a loose, at times humorous, and animated
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o.j. simpson spent the day testifying about the bizarre 2007 robbery of his own sports memorabilia that put him behind bars. >> it was my stuff. i followed what i thought the law. >> you were intending to get him? >> i got a big head. >> reporter: simpson joked about the lesser details, but his testimony is critical in his bid to get a new trial. >> his life is basically he's working at the gym. he's in charge of the gym. he coached the baseball team. >> reporter: but simpson's testimony is also a first ever glimpse into one of the most polarizing figures in recent history. >> o.j. is doing spectacularly so far. he's hitting all the points that he needs to hit. he comes off at credible. >> reporter: nearly two decades after the murder trial that would define him, o.j. simpson's testimony won't answer any old questions. it's just a last ditch attempt at freedom for a man who is rapidly growing old behind bars.
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neal karlinsky, abc news, las vegas. >> so this is not his first appeal. and if he doesn't win this appeal, the next time he's going to be able to do anything is in a couple of years. >> 2017, when he might be eligible for parole. they talked about his drinking. they did a lot of drinking in the hours leading up to the confrontation. apparently, after a night of drinking, they went to the pool and ordered bloody marys in the morning and then switched to other drinks as well. >> and thep they confronted the sports memorabilia people. >> not a good thing to do when you're drunk. >> and how did he find out about all this? through a friend. i think the question is going to be not only how was his attorney involved in not giving him the best representation but also just how much -- how prepared was he to actually have a confrontation that night when he'd had it with this guy? >> everyone is talking about how o.j. looks. >> yes. >> obviously, that's the prison food, i suppose. he has a sun tan. >> what's interesting is he's got a suntan, but he's wearing sunglasses or regular glasses because he's got the raccoon
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thing going. >> he still looks good, but getting older. did you see him walk off the stand, his gait and everything? 65 years old. >> and he's been incarcerated for quite a long time. i didn't realize the time had passed that quickly. >> still ahead, prince harry wrapping up his u.s. trip on a familiar field. >> how the prince had a little bit of fun and raised money for an important cause. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ i'm just wild about harry and harry's wild about me ♪ prince harry wrapping up his week long tour of the u.s. he started by visiting wounded veterans at the warrior games in colorado.
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then he toured the jersey shore. >> topping it all off, a polo match in connecticut. abc's lana zach has been traveling with the prince. she joins us now. good morning, lana. this must be exciting to see a royal in person. >> yes, it was. and frech off the prince's victory on the polo field. the much bigger win seems to be the prince's pr victory in his whirlwind trip to the united states. at nearly every stop on his week long tour, prince harry has been greeted by adoring american fans. >> exciting. we had royalty coming. i always said i was going to meet my prince one day. >> reporter: and the prince seems to be loving us too. >> thank you for a wonderful week. i've witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation. >> reporter: his final stop, connecticut, doing something he loves best in front of a crowd of millionaire donors and even super models, prince harry took to his horse. raising money for the charity he
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co-founded in honor of his late mother, helping hiv children in lesotho. this whole trip has been oriented toward causes greater than himself. a salute at the tomb of the unknown soldier in virginia. >> the american spirit getting together and making things right. >> reporter: joining governor chris christie to witness the devastation from superstorm sandy. even playing side by side with wounded veterans at this game in colorado. the prince spent time with celebrities like will i. am and michelle obama, but he found the most joy in ordinary americans. >> i always watch him on tv. i see prince william and princess kate in the magazines, but i never thought i'd get to meet prince harry. >> reporter: it's the vision of a more noble harry but not a stiff one. prince harry still the life of the party, albeit a tamer one. >> tame life of the party, hard to believe coming from prince
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harry. you spent the day with him. this is something he wanted to do for a charity that's very close to his heart. >> very dear to him. he founded it in honor of his mother, princess diana, who was one of the first holding an hiv positive orphan. at that time, it was revolutionary. that's why this organization is raising money for the same kids so many years later. here's that wonderful, iconic picture of her. supposedly, the polo match raised about $1 million today. >> is we've been talking all week. harry comes across very charming at these events. he seems to be great with kids. is it all that? is it what we see on the video? he seems to be most at home. >> i think he has the most fun with kids. when he was playing baseball in harlem, he said he hasn't played baseball before. >> yeah, right. >> he's a cricket man. >> he did have a compact swing. i saw it. it looked good just the same. >> and the kids teaching him how to do it, and he seemed to relish every moment of his interaction with children. >> and he won that little elephant for the girl. which was great.
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the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. time now for "the mix." depending on where you live, you probably see on buses and subways, places like that, med pregnancy, psas. there's a very interesting one going on in chicago. picture is worth a thousand words. let's put it up. instead of seeing teen mothers, you're seeing pregnant boys. it's kind of effective. the new billboard campaign features pregnant looking boys. the chicago department of health chose the unusual images because they want to impress on young males teen pregnancy is not just a girl problem. been rolled out this week in the cities and suburbs, on transit trains and billboards. frankly, though, he looks like a lot of guys on the beach. >> a little too much beer. >> too much beer, right. >> i get it, a very, very
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hopefully poignant psa that will work, but these are just kind of bizarre looking pictures if you ask me. i don't know that a boy looking up at a billboard is going to see that and think, oh, no, i could be pregnant one day, or, oh, no, i hold the same responsibility as my 17-year-old girlfriend that might get pregnant if we have unprotected sex. it's a different approach. you never know. try everything, and whatever sticks sticks. a 5-year-old boy is being haled as a hero for saving his mom. the way he saved his mom is an unbelievable story. he's in the back in his car seat. that's caleb taylor from rock g rockingham county, north carolina. mom has a seizure while driving. mom is passed out unconscious in the front seat. this 5-year-old child, there he is demonstrating. he gets out of the car seat, goes to the front of the car. he takes control, puts the car in neutral, takes the key out, puts the car in brake, runs out to make a 911 call to save his
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mom. his mom had a seizure. >> incredible. he stops the car, and then he runs out and gets help. >> right. he did the right things. he didn't run out, sit there, put the car in park and stare at his mom. he did all the right things. >> he's 5 years old. >> he's 5 years old. his neighbor helped him call 911. he's a hero. just the best story of the day. my favorite of the week. pot brownies, pot cookies, pot butter -- the next cannabis laced food product is bacon. oh, my god, right? is check this out. there's a butcher feeding marijuana to pigs to create a high quality meat. >> okay. >> these are marijuana fed pigs in washington. he's been teaming up with a farm, and they've been feeding the pigs weed as part of their diet. it's really just the leaves and the stems, not the stuff the smokers really want, and it gives them fiber. there you go. >> so you basically now can go the entire day high and not
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breakings on "wo breaking news on "world news now," widespread destruction in northern texas. tornadoes and severe storms kill at least a half dozen people. get the latest from the storm zone. damage control. president obama confronts red hot scandals. his angry message for the irs and the tough questions he can expect in just a few hours. fake graveyard. why would anyone put up head stones and build a phony cemetery in the middle of the city? i've got the details behind this creepy atmosphere. so sorry. beyonce responds to fans after some cancelled concerts. how she's addressing her health and some pregnancy rumors, on this thursday, may 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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good morning. we begin with breaking news in north texas, where at least six people have died when a tornado touched down. >> firefighters using flashlights are going house to house looking for anybody still trapped. abc's jim ryan reports from the hard hit town of granbury. >> reporter: this storm rolled in from the southwest and tornado sirens started blaring just before sunset. witnesses say pea-sized hail turned to baseball sized and then hailstones the size of grapefruit were pounding a subdivision near the town of granbury, not far from ft. worth. >> it's a subdivision of hood county, south of granbury, about three miles the way the crow flies out there, i guess, and there's about 110 homes in that residential area. been told that most all of that is in heavy damage, totally destroyed conditions out there. >> reporter: as paramedics were rushing into the area to treats dozens of injuries, school buses were pulling away taking evacuees to churches turned into shelters. those people are telling stories
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of an extremely intense rain wrapped tornado that's done extensive damage to neighborhoods. >> it's been a devastating year so far. now things with the weather coming around, with tornado season it's -- this particular night is not anything like i have ever seen. >> reporter: even as rescue operations were getting under way another storm was forming on the outskirts of town prompting new severe weather warnings. jim ryan, abc news, granbury, texas. >> already at least 6 people have died in this. we have 28 people, at least 28 people at the hospital. 14 of them are being treated for a wide variety of injuries here. lacerations contusions, fractions -- fractures, and we have 100 people in area shelters. >> 14 people still unaccounted for. you hope they're in the shelter, you hope that they're with relatives, and it's just a crazy night, and you hope it's just a matter of locating them and not anything worse than that. the number of deaths don't go up. by the way, additional storms did move through southern
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oklahoma as well. there was a lot of damage, a lot of poles toppled, a lot of water damage, just some wild stuff. did you see the size of the hail? >> yeah. it was so fast-moving. good news is now the firefighters are able to move in and start looking through whatever rubble is left to see if there are people there if they can save as many people as they can. >> yes, what a night, morning. >> take a look at the weather in the rest of the nation here. scattered spring showers, possible in the midwest and ohio valley. dry in the west, denver, to albuquerque to l.a. in san francisco, showers by dinner time. >> temperatures in the northeast, 10 degrees warmer than usual, boston, 80, seattle, portland, in the 60s. midwest warmer than usual. highs near 80 degrees. to the scandal spiraling around the irs over its agents targeting tea party groups, president obama is likely to face questions about that today at a news conference. as abc's pierre thomas reports from washington he has tried to get ahead of the scandal announcing its first casualty. >> reporter: the president announced the acting irs commissioner was forced out. he vowed more changes are coming and irs officials could soon be fired.
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>> i reviewed the treasury department watchdog report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable, and americans are right to be angry about it, and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> reporter: the first irs casualty. >> today secretary lou took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. >> reporter: a growing number of conservatives were lining up to say they had been targeted too. conservative christian preacher franklin graham said the irs mon audited his charities after he stood up against gay marriage. in a letter to president obama, graham said, i write to inform you this profiling by the irs was not limited to conservative political organizations indeed it extended to religious charities. frank vandersloot, fund raiser
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for republican presidential candidate mitt romney says, the irs made his life a nightmare. >> i was faced within four months three federal audits at once. >> reporter: the administration is investigating how the irs was allowed to unfairly scrutinize tea party and other conservative groups, challenging the request for tax-exempt status. >> anybody who has broken the law will be held accountable. >> reporter: irs officials now face fbi agents showing up at their offices to interrogate them. >> my question is who is going to jail over the scandal? >> reporter: the president called for new leadership at the irs and new safeguards. he is expected to have more to say thursday. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> the president may very well be asked about the response to the latest september attacks -- last september at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, as well. white house e-mails released abc news reported the so-called talking points underwent 12 revisions and substantial changes were made after the state department expressed concerns. the edited deleted references to an al qaeda affiliate and previous cia warnings about
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terror threats in benghazi. the treasury department is taking its first emergency step to keep the country from going over the debt ceiling this week. starting tomorrow at noon, sales of u.s. treasuries will be temporarily suspended to state and local governments. this move would allow the government to keep paying its bills until september. that will give congress more time to decide whether to raise the borrowing limit. wall street is still basking in record territory this morning after hitting yet another all time high. the dow surged yesterday, closing up 50 points at 15,275. investors managed to push the market up despite a morning slump and a handful of disappointing economic reports. from wall street to your street, did you not win last night's giant powerball jackpot? no one did. the winning numbers are 2, 11, 26, 34, and 41. the powerball is 32 just in case you want to double-check. saturday night's estimated jackpot is at least $475 million. abc's rebecca jarvis looks at
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our national lottery obsession. >> reporter: america's love affair with lottery has reached record proportion. last year we spent almost $70 billion on tickets. >> quit my job, plan my wedding. i got engaged about a month ago. i got big, big plans. >> reporter: it's powerball pandemonium. ticket sales have doubled in the last decade. >> one guy came in here and bought $1,000. >> reporter: when was that? >> two days, this morning. >> reporter: for this powerball? >> yes, this powerball. >> reporter: did he feel lucky? >> he say he feel lucky. that's why he buy. he want to win. >> reporter: in california, where powerball went into play for the first time just six weeks ago, they sold $70 million in tickets in a little over a month. >> a couple of things. we changed the game from $1 to $2, created 500 millionaires in the last year, and california just recently joined us. >> reporter: plus the winnings keep growing. in just the last year, some of the largest powerball jackpots ever.
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on and last november, the big kahuna, $587 million, the biggest powerball jackpot of all time. and pumped about $15 billion into participating states' economies, going towards things like schools and parks and running the lottery. >> big money tonight. >> reporter: but while the pot sizes are improving, odds stay the same, 1 in 175 million to win it all, making you more likely to play for the nba, become the president of the united states, or die in any number of dreadful ways -- bees, sharks, or lightning strikes -- than to win this jackpot. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> we can still dream. there's always the next drawing. we're still in it. now we go to a man in houston who likes to dance like nobody's watching, but in reality, everybody's watching. >> carlos takes his disco dancing routine on the road every day, showing off his
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signature skills. whoa, check him out, along a very busy parkway, by the way. hundreds of people exercise in the same area, but carlos is hard to match. >> juan carlos has been at it for 15 years. he describes his style as purely freestyle. >> 15 years? >> check it out, i like when he grabs his head. do it again. no, no. >> i love it. anyway, i wonder if this song is the music we're pumping into it or this is actually his music. >> it's ours. >> i would love to hear what he's really listening to. he doesn't have head phones in. i don't think he's listening to music at all. >> burn some calories there. >> i love him. >> he must get honks. there it is. that's the move. that's the one i like. >> you waited long enough until we saw it. >> he starts touching his head all sexy. >> that is very sexy, john coming up, the singer who's admitting she's jealous of beyonce. who could it be? and prescription medicines sold at deep discounts. new warnings how these phony
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last week pfizer announced it will start selling viagra directly from its website, and that's good news for guys who are embarrassed to get it from a pharmacy, but the reason is far more important than that. >> fake prescription drugs are flooding the market, and they're just not as effective, and they can be down right dangerous. here's abc's brandi hitt. they may look real, but these are fake. from cancer fighting medication to bogus viagra. they're being manufactured overseas with materials that could kill you. >> they're cutting it with rat poison. they're cutting it with gyp sum board. we've seen metal paint. >> reporter: abc used a mobile lab that instantly indicated if a dose is fake, and law enforcement is working overseas to crack down on massive operations producing phony pills. >> with printing and computers and the internet, it's
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relatively easy now. >> reporter: the key is packaging. the pills on the right are real. the ones on the left, fake. it's hard to tell them apart. counterfeiting experts also say most are produced in asia and sold without a prescription. >> hugely sold on the internet, craigs list. >> we've seen a real spike in counterfeit drugs coming through. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection say its crackdown is so heavy criminals are hiding pills inside of speakers, beauty products, and power supplies. here they x-ray more than 1 million parcels each month and have even found counterfeit pills inside shoes. there are websites that sell safe pharmaceuticals as long as you know what to look for. >> do they require a prescription? do they have a pharmacist on site? are they located in the united states? >> there are people who say, i can't afford these drugs, so i have to turn to these means. >> if it's a dollar, you find a counterfeiter is selling it for 30 cents. >> reporter: and oftentimes, the
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counterfeit pills will contain no active medicine at all. brandi hitt, abcnews, los angeles. >> i can deal with a fakebag. i can almost deal with a fake phone, but pills? that can be lethal. >> is you don't know what you're swallowing. exactly right, no. they are expensive, but no. >> if you end up with something and you didn't know, that's one thing, but to go seek out a fake pill that like you just heard, possibly doesn't have an active ingredient, what's the point? >> you'd be lucky it doesn't have an active ingredient, just not getting the medicine you want, but if you get something that could actually make you sick, that's crazy. you get what you pay for, right? >> true. coming up, the celebrity parents of jaden smith respond to his eye-opening comments. >> coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the sinny." we're going to start off by debunking a couple of rumors we heard yesterday. the first one is that jaden smith wants to be emancipated from his parents. >> that sounded very fishy. >> you said it before. the super uber wealthy will and jada pinkett smith. would you want to be emancipa emancipated? >> it's a great thing. why would you give it up? >> the two men were on ellen dejen ris' show, and jaden did
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as expected. he debunked the rumors. listen to this. >> here's the thing to explain. i'm not going anywhere. the thing that people don't get is everything at his house is free. so i can get anything and everything that i want at his house. so i think i'm going to be there for 20, 30 more years. but he says, as soon as i have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies, then i have to get my own house. >> there's no reason to live in my house no more. >> so anyway, will kind of admitted he may have sparked some of these rumors by saying a couple of things, but none of it was real. they kind of go on to say that he's just so proud of his kid. he's always kissing him. he wants to kiss him on the mouth every once in a while. jaden says it happens quite a lot, and it's quite embarrassing. >> is he loves louder than anybody at his son's jokes. >> they're a cute family. beyonce apologizing to fans after missing that show in belgium, sparked all kinds of rumors maybe she was sick after her pregnancy.
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after missing the concert in belgium on tuesday, beyonce posted the note saying she cancelled the show due to dehydration and exhaustion according to the ap report. she apologized. thanked her fans and said she's feeling much better. she didn't make any mention of those pregnancy rumors one way or the other. let's stick with beyonce. kelly rowland admits she was jealous. >> i find this really hard to believe. >> it's human nature. you're in a band, and someone goes on to super, super stardom, how could you not be? kelly rowland pretty honest in an angry new song she just put out called "dirty laundry." it's a piano ballad. let's listen in. ♪ when a sister was on stage i was enraged ♪ >> you hear a little beep out there. there's all kinds of choice little words there. she says they're getting along much better since reuniting for that super bowl halftime show.
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she also confessed at the time she was in an abusive relationship. so she was dealing with the envy and beyonce's soaring super stardom, and she was also in a low place herself. >> that's tough. it really is human nature, like you said. moving on to kim kardashian and kanye west. as we all know, kim kardashian is carrying kanye west's child. they haven't made a lot of friends in the press and otherwise. wendy williams went on to live, and she weighed in on her opinion of what's going to happen to this couple once this baby is born. take a listen. >> she and kanye won't make it, and what kind of mom will she be? a single mom. >> how long do you give them? >> 30 seconds after the baby's born. >> so there you go, america. 30 seconds after kim kardashian pops out that baby, kanye west will hit the door, or kim will smarten up and leave him. who knows? >> wendy williams, you've got to love her. she never pulls any punches. she lets it fly. >> she's as honest as they come.
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♪ >> "the munste "the munsters." >> a texas man has come up with a unique way to keep people off his property, at least live ones. >> he's built a fake cemetery. deborah wrigley reports from our station in houston. >> reporter: in the shadow of downtown skyscrapers flanked by busy traffic is an old pecan tree, and in its shade, three headstones often the people who.
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most assume the graves have been here longer than they have. >> yeah, we figure an old cemetery maybe. >> reporter: if it is old, a longtime bail bondsman whose business is a block away can't recall it. big fence around it? >> never saw that. i'm not very observant, apparently. >> reporter: here's the deal. this isn't a real cemetery. no one's buried here, but it may be the most elaborate deterrent to vagrancy and litterir devised. the owner is out of town, but he said after years of littering on the corner plot, he devised the faux cemetery plan. a driver saw it unfold more than a year ago. >> i saw him put the things up, and maybe two, three months later the headstones go up. i just knew what it was. i knew. i didn't see a burial or anything like that.
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there was no bodies there, but it's to keep the vagrants out of here because they're always sleeping right there. >> the headstones, the property owner says, were rejects from a local monument company, and he says he was unaware of the names of the departed were real. he regrets that. but the well maintained results speak for itself, though it leaved one of those, who assumes they were walking by a real cemetery, struggling for words. >> who would try to portray that? that's crazy. >> reporter: but it worked? >> he needs counseling. >> that's a good sound bite. >> i love that guy. he's the next viral video. i don't know. what do you think about this one? >> it's a little kooky. especially that -- hey, check that out. you actually look kind of hot there. >> thank you, graphics department. >> you got the best on this one.
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good morning. i am joh good morning. i'm john muller. >> and i'm diana perez. here are the top headlines we're following on "world news now." the acting irs commissioner steven miller is out of a job, accused of targeting tea party groups. president obama is promising to put safeguards in place so similar targeting never happens again. newly released e-mails about the benghazi attacks confirm, abc news reporting, they show administration talking points underwent changes after the state department expressed concerns. those edits include the deletion of cia warnings about terror threats in benghazi. lawyers for kidnapping suspect ariel castro say he intends to plead not guilty. they also doubt whether castro will be able to find a fair trial anywhere in america.
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and nobody won last night's $363 million powerball jackpot. that means saturday night's drawing -- are you ready for this -- $75 million. those are our top stories on this thursday, may 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> i'm driving to work here in the wee hours, just before the drawing, and i realize, after reading about the lottery all day yesterday, i forgot to buy a ticket. >> you still have time. >> i still have a chance. >> time to go buy a ticket. >> did you buy one? >> i didn't. i'm playing today. we're actually talking about a pool here. maybe we'll all win. >> that would be good. >> and nobody will show up tomorrow. >> the place would be empty, a ghost town. that would be nice. let's begin with hour with breaking news. emergency crews working through the night in north texas after at least three twisters touched
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down. the worst hit area appears to be in hood county. at least six people have died around the town of granbury. >> there are dozens of injuries and reports of entire neighborhoods leveled. at least 100 survivors were taken to emergency shelters. >> we barely made it out. the only place in our house that was standing was our hallway, and i grabbed a mattress, and i -- there's just nothing left. i'm sorry. there's nothing left. >> we're lucky, only one window got broken. but three houses up the top of the hill, and everything's gone. houses completely gone. >> the same storm spawned another tornado. storm spotters told the national weather service that twister was a mile wide. it struck an area 25 miles southeast of granbury. >> heart breaking stuff. here's a look at the rest of the weather. could be a stormy day in st. louis, kansas city, and little rock. northeast dries out. very dry in the southwest. scattered showers from redding to portland. >> and a summerlike day in the northeast with highs in the 80s.
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dry day in seattle, near 70. midwest at 70s and 80s. and phoenix is the hot spot at 98 degrees. o.j. simpson has taken the stand to plead hids case for a brand new trial. simpson testified that he relied on the advice of his trusted attorney, and that turned out to be a mistake. abc's brandi hitt is in las vegas. >> reporter: with a shrug of the shoulders, o.j. simpson headed straight to the witness stand to give the performance of his life, testifying for his freedom. >> i wouldn't have thought in my wildest dreams that these guys would have guns. >> reporter: the former football great hopes the judge will decide he deserves a new trial for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction on the basis that his former lead attorney, yale gallanter mishands his case on many details. >> did you trust mr. gallanter? >> yes. >> reporter: simpson said gallanter advised him simpson had the legal right to confront two men who had sports memorabilia simpson maintains
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was stolen from him. >> i didn't break into anybody's room. i didn't beat up anybody. the guys acknowledged it was my stuff. >> reporter: during the trial he also claims gallanter never told him about plea offers made from the prosecution. >> did you ever hear about a two to five? >> no. >> did you ever hear about a 30 month to five? >> no. >> reporter: simpson with one wrist handcuffed to the stand, the 65-year-old had difficulty pouring water. still he often smiled in court, showing off the charisma many remember. he insists gallanter discouraged him from testifying back in 2008, but now he's confident this moment on the stand could sway the judge. >> he's happy to get to tell his story. >> i think he did really, really well. >> reporter: after a handful of other witnesses, yale gallanter will take the stand on friday, where he's expected to tell his side of the story. brandi hitt, abc news, las vegas. jurors in the jodi arias case have decided that her crit.
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the jury in phoenix determined the killing was committed in a specially cruel and heinous manner. that seems to be a foregone conclusion given arias' boyfriend was stabbed in the heart and shot in the forehead. now the same jury must decide whether arias will survive or be put to death. they'll have to make that ruling soon. the chairman of the joint chiefs says there is failure in addressing the military sex scandal. general martin dempsey says women in uniform have little hope that that crisis will be solved. abc's martha raddatz is following this investigation. >> reporter: first it was the officer running the sexual assault prevention office for the air force charged with sexual assault. now it is an army sergeant at ft. hood under investigation for abusive sexual contact and possibly facilitating prostitution. his job, to coordinate a sexual assault prevention program. upon hearing the news, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered all services back towing
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board to retrain and rescreen thousands of sexual assault and prevention personnel in what is a staggering problem for the military. >> he broke in through my bathroom and raped me. >> reporter: there have been decades of promises. >> we have zero tolerance for it. >> we're not going to put up with such harassment. >> i have zero tolerance. >> we have absolutely no tolerance for any form of sexual assault. >> reporter: and countless hours of military training and messaging already, some serious. >> sexual assault is a crime. >> reporter: some seemingly absurd. for example, the air force is handing out this hand shaped hand sanitizer that says keep your hands to yourself. or this little football that says "don't fumble, get consent." >> in the end, the training is not going to do the trick. we aren't convicting. we aren't prosecuting. and we aren't kicking people out. >> reporter: indeed, the number
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of cases of unwanted sexual contact in the military has soared 35% in just the past two years, making this a problem, say critics, which needs an entirely new approach. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. now we go to wild and disturbing video here. a man was driving his usual bus route in johnstown, pennsylvania. watch what happens. wow. >> oh, my goodness. >> diana almost just jumped out of her seat. i don't blame you. that's a small deer, flew right through the windshield, clearly confused by what happened. now it's frantically trying to find a way out. the driver stopped. eventually, the deer ran right back out through the front door. that is incredible video. >> apparently, the deer's okay. >> yes, and so is the bus driver. >> and so is the bus driver. i'm glad there wasn't anybody on the bus. hard to watch. here's another one that's hard to watch. it was sheer terror for a mother in philadelphia as her daughter tumbled onto the train tracks
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still strapped in her stroller. that mother took action aright away, and with the help of a total stranger, she was able to get her baby off the tracks. it's all caught on camera. >> reporter: it's a gut-wrenching moment caught on a septa camera. it took six seconds for this stroller with a baby inside to drift away from her mother and flip right onto the tracks. >> i think she was preoccupied. she should have been a little more careful. things happen. >> reporter: transit police say it was around 12:45 p.m. wednesday when a mother was waiting for her train in philadelphia. her 14-month-old daughter was in this jogging stroller when it got away from her. the child was strapped in, but her pink blanket went flying. the shocked mom stood at the edge of the platform before jumping onto the tracks to rescue her baby. >> our trains run quite often, every six to ten minutes apart. in this case, yes, the stroller went into the track area at a time when fortunately there were no trains running. >> reporter: lucky for mom and daughter who were helped by good
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samaritans. a woman hit the emergency button who alerted police who stopped an incoming train, while others rushed to the mother's aid. >> they're a blessing, every last one of them. they're a blessing. good thing they were around. >> reporter: for these parents who ride this line often with their son, they say they've always got eyes on his stroller. >> we usually hold on to it or lock it. we usually don't leave it unattended unlocked. >> reporter: this 14-month-old girl was treated here at the children's hospital of philadelphia and only suffered a cut to her head. transit police say this dramatic incident was only an accident. so the mother isn't facing any charges. abc news, philadelphia. >> you've got to lock it. >> lucky, lucky. >> got to put that lock on it. >> yes, that is the answer. lock it and pay attention. >> that is just so hard to watch. >> it is so incredibly hard. >> it's just amazing the train didn't come. nobody who jumped down to help got hurt. >> perfect. >> and the baby just a little cut, is okay. it's hard to believe, watching
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the stroller go over, the baby would be okay. >> and mom made it out okay as well. so what's the answer here? do you charge the mom? do you not charge the mom? >> i say no, it was an accident. >> i know you say no, and a lot of people agree with you. as a mom, i understand. you get distracted sometimes. you forget. you're so preoccupied with a hundred other things. >> she had the carriage all the way back by the wall. it's not like she left it right out by the yellow line. >> that's how it went. you can't see what she's doing, but you can almost see her moving her legs, and you wonder what was she doing that the stroller had the time to go all the way, from all the way back there. it's just a tough one. she's not being charged. baby's okay. i think that should be the end of the story. >> i think so too. there was an unexpected guest at attorney general eric holder's capitol hill hearing yesterday, and he's the reason why it is our favorite story of the day. >> that's right. this is a little nico sitting on the lap of congressman mel watt. >> cute. >> the 2-year-old is watt's grandson. >> he was pretty well b
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until it was watt's turn to ask a question. he tried to hand him off to a staffer, but nico wasn't going to go quietly. he had grandpa take him back. >> what a cutie pie. some people are calling it absolutely adorable. others accusing watt of being inappropriate and unprofessional. come on. >> i guess it depends on what he was talking about. if i'm ever in the hot seat, i want little nico in my lap, get me off the hook. >> i don't think it's inappropriate at all. it's simply adorable. coming up, retiring in style. expenses that are quite a deal for seniors. >> don't forget about typical retirement communities in arizona or florida. we'll take you to a haven for seniors, and the location of it might surprise you. and going to one of the farth fartherest reaches of the earth to find riches. what they're finding in a foreign landscape. ♪ you're as cold as ice you're willing to sacrifice our love ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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angelina jolie has taken a angelina jolie is taking yet another step to lower her risk of cancer. she's planning to have her ovaries removed. >> jolie had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the brac-1 gene that strongly increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. >> reporter: barely 24 hours after revealing her bold and brave decision. >> a double mastectomy. >> reporter: headlines across the nation. >> many people are calling brave. >> reporter: "time" magazine calling it the angelina effect, but jolie's decision to have a preventative mastectomy is
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raising concerns from viewers, like nicky, a young mother of two, who like jolie had the cancer removed after being tested for the braca-1 mutation, only to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years later. >> this particular genetic mutation is not just about breast cancer. it's also about ovarian cancer. >> reporter: it was ovarian cancer that took jolie's mother's life. and jolie revealed she's taking that next step, having her ovaries removed, something nearly 70% of those testing positive for braca do. why do you recommend having your ovaries removed as well? >> they typically go hand in hand. removing the ovaries is as important, if not more important than a mastectomy because there's no screening test for ovarian cancer. >> reporter: ovarian cancer is called the silent killer, claiming the lives of 140,000 american women in the last
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decade. there are risks involved with remove, cardiovascular disease, immediate menopause, and routine surgical complications. for our viewer nicky, her ovarian cancer is back, but her fighting spirit never went away. >> i'm going to beat it. i'm going to beat it. >> reporter: and for jolie, she told diane, she's been making these kinds of tough decisions for years. >> i have to be a lot braver today than i had to when i was 20. >> reporter: paula farris, abc news, new york. >> i learned so much about this just over the last few days in this case. just like the whole nation, the whole world. and that's really the value of this. man, after all that, you have to do another one, i guess, if you want to be extra, extra -- >> is extra careful. she has everything that you would think a woman wants in life, and she's still going through something that's very real for a lot of women. so the fact she's able to do this and be an example to everybody really does help the cause that you're brave, you're bold, and you can still remain beautiful. >> no doubt about that. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news
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that is the forecast in greenland, cold as ice. it's not stopping some brave souls from trying to strike it rich there. >> the terrain is unforgiving, but it can yield riches. we are up all nightline with abc's lindsey davis. >> really be careful every step you take. >> reporter: to what length would you be willing to go? >> my god, wow. >> reporter: if there were a remote possibility you could strike it rich. emphasis on remote. >> it's a good place to pick for gold. it's a good place to die too. >> reporter: eluding death is part of the challenge, but the thrill for these eight americans is that here in greenland, with its rugged terrain and frigid temperatures, they could just
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unearth a jackpot. some believe earth shattering deposits of gold and gems lie somewhere in this pristine, majestic, yet unforgiving landscape. but as the earth's temperature increases, melting away eons of glacial activity, newly exposed rock creates prospects for new prospectors. animal planet's "ice cold gold" spotlights miners, excavators, drillers, and geologists. >> they're big characters, big personalities. [ bleep ]. there certainly was conflict between us. >> reporter: josh feldman and his brother jesse left their families and the familiarity of arizona behind to risk their lives in this entirely new landscape at the top of the world. >> it was bigger than we could have imagined. you can look at it on paper and say, we can cover that. we're strong. we're tough. we're men. and then you get out there, and you realize tough doesn't work in greenland. >> reporter: mining is a time consuming process anywhere, especially here.
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>> the gold is going to be 40 feet under your feet in between all these boulders. >> reporter: and with winter fast approaching, they have only six weeks to hit pay dirt or face the prospect of going home empty handed. >> there's no gold in this pan. >> and the clock's ticking fast, very fast. before we know it, you're done. >> reporter: but there are occasional glimmers of hope. >> my friend, we have gold. >> yes! >> it may be a little piece of gold, but it's a huge piece of hope. >> reporter: proof they're not here in vain. >> you can't go to greenland and be rambo. it doesn't work. greenland is just bad ass. >> reporter: it is certainly risky. but then again, no risk, no reward. that's what they're banking on, that in the end it will all pan out. for "nightline," i'm lindsey davis in new york. >> i want to open up the diner at the bottom of that mountain where they all need to get their food. >> you never think -- your gold has to come from somewhere. mother nature provides it for
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♪ if i could read your mind love what a tale your thoughts could tell ♪ ♪ just like a paperback novel forget sunny florida or affordable arizona, american retirees now have a new option, and they are moving pretty far away. >> ecuador seems to be the new hot spot. check it out. abc's john quinones finds out why. >> reporter: welcome to ecuador. it's more than 2,000 miles away from the u.s., some 4,000 mer americans living here. >> lake tahoe. >> north carolina. >> connecticut. >> reporter: retirees from all over the country. it's like we never left new york.
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ed and cynthia staten moved here from las vegas three years ago. >> here's one for 43 cents. >> wow. >> now that's a bargain. >> we had the choices of accepting a lousy retirement or think of something else, and you're sitting in something else. >> this was our something else, and we couldn't be happier. >> reporter: they left behind kids and grandkids in the states but talk to them every davie ya skype, and the money they saved means they can go visit more often. their monthly budget was $8,000 in las vegas, now slashed to $1,800 in cuenca. jan and paul found their paradise here a year ago. though jan admits she took some convincing at first. >> when he comes home and says what do you think about ecuador, i just burst into tears? >> reporter: cuenca has exceeded their wildest dreams. check out this view.
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their property taxes in houston were $10,000 a year. in cuenca, just $72. another major draw, high quality and affordable health care. jan's health insurance dropped from $640 a month to just $100 per month. and now you really love it? >> we really do, yeah. >> reporter: ecuadorians call retirement the third and best chapter of their lives. john quinones, abc news, cuenca, ecuador. >> my mom is from ecuador. >> i know this about you. >> and she has been considering whether to do it or not, and it didn't seem feasible to her. she needs to watch this. >> not just ecuador. a lot of countries in central america, they have great health care and the place to be obviously. >> i need to do it in wintertime. >> i would do it my entire year once i hit the golden age. why would i want to experience cold ever again? >> you're right about that.
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breaking breaking news on "world news now," the deadly path of destruction as tornadoes tear across north texas. get the latest on mother nature's nightmare live from the storm zone. then speaking out for the first time in any of his legal battles, o.j. simpson takes the stand and tells his side of the story. >> i got a big head. >> what the judge and jury are learning as simpson fights for a new trial in las vegas. and train track terror. a runaway stroller on a commuter rail platform. the frightening scene as a mother rescues her baby. >> it's heart-wrenching because you can anticipate it because the stroller does start to move in a very slow rate of speed, and it kind of builds up. >> the child's injuries and who helped the mother after the shocking scene. it is thursday, may 16th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good thursday morning. we begin with breaking news. those deadly storms that tore through north texas, at least six people were killed, and dozens of homes either damaged or completely destroyed. >> now crews are going door to door looking for those trapped, injured, or killed in that rubble. abc's jim ryan has the very latest from granbury, texas. >> reporter: just before sunset, the tornado sirens started to sound here in granbury, a little south and southwest of ft. worth. 20 minutes later the tornado bore down on this community. it was preceded by hail stones that started out very small and then grew to the size of grapefruit. as the town, one subdivision at least, about a half mile square area was the hardest hit in this entire rash of storms overnight. six people killed. 14 more unaccounted for at this point. nearly three dozen others were injured in this storm they came across.
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there are expectations that death toll will rise throughout the night as rescue operations continue in a neighborhood near the town of granbury. >> now, jim, is there any word on -- we're hearing at least 110 homes leveled or destroyed or some kind of damage, and we're also hearing that at least 100 people were taken to area shelters. what's the latest news as far as crews being able to go in and help the people who had homes that were destroyed. and we're also hearing that there are some people who are unaccounted for. >> right. there are at least a dozen people who are unaccounted for. those folks could be at shelters somewhere. they could be with relatives, having evacuated themselves. we don't know that yet. there are about 110 homes in this small subdivision. many of them were built by habitat for humanity. they chose this neighborhood, began constructing houses five or six years ago. families have been moving in ever since. died,ts or children. anything
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we have to learn that and the extent of the damage after sunrise. >> our thanks to abc's jim ryan, who's reporting live from granbury, texas. he will continue to monitor this situation and bring us the very latest information. >> stay with abc news as we follow all the developments from this deadly tornado outbreak in los angeles. look for more live updates on "america this morning" and, of course, "good morning america." on to our other big story this morning. president obama is confronting several scandals. first, proof that the state department changed talking points after the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi last year. the president is likely to face some tough questions today at a news conference with turkey's prime minister. and another political firestorm, the irs targeting conservative groups. it's already cost steven miller, the agency's acting commissioner, his job. abc's tahman bradley has more. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: john and diana, good morning. there is no talk of president obama's agenda. all of the focus in washington is on these red hot scandals. so the white house is trying
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his administration under fire on multiple fronts, president obama took on one of the controversies directly, the president expressing anger that the irs improperly screened conservative groups. >> i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> reporter: the president personally announced that the acting irs commissioner steven miller is out, the resignation coming after an explosion of outrage. >> my question is who's going to jail? >> reporter: the scandal keeps growing. more conservatives have come forward, claiming they too were targeted by the irs. the preacher, franklin graham, suggested the irs audited his charity after he stood up against gay marriage. fighting another toxic topic, the white house finally gave in to republican demands and released e-mails by officials in the days after the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya.
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they show, as abc news reported, that talking points underwent 12 revisions, many of the changes made after the state department expressed concerns. the edits removed references to an al qaeda affiliate as well as references to previous cia warnings about terror threats in benghazi. congressional republicans, in a hearing with attorney general eric holder, explored a range of obama administration controversies. holder grew annoyed with one of them. >> it's too consistent with the way you conduct yourself as a member of congress. it's unacceptable, and it's shameful. >> reporter: not an easy day for the obama administration. president obama will take on these controversies and more during a news conference later today. john and diana? >> thank you very much. the attorney general also told lawmakers it was a serious national security leak that led to the justice department's secret gathering of associated press phone records. after eric holder says he's removed himself from the case. several members of congress complained that no one seemed to be taking responsibility for what went wrong.
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lawyers for cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro say he will plead not guilty, and they're questioning whether castro can get a fair trial anywhere. his attorneys say castro is derespondent, spending 24 hours a day in a 9 by 9 cell. his attorneys insist that castro loves his 6-year-old daughter born to one of the victims. and another one of his victims, gina dejesus, visited a hair salon for the first time in a decade. since the rescue, we only had a brief glimpse of dejesus as she returned home. the nationwide manhunt for a child porn suspect has returned after a tip was called into authorities there. known right now as only john doe, the suspect was arrested yesterday. investigators say the man was seen in at least four videos sexually abusing young girls. more details as the suspect appears in court. this was a nail biting scene at a philadelphia train station that could have ended in tragedy. surveillance cameras were rolling as a stroller carrying a 14-month-old girl rolled off the
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platform, toppled off the train tracks five feet below. her frantic mother jumped onto the tracks, lifting her daughter to safety, and handing her to a man on the platform. luckily, there was no oncoming train. even officials from the agency says this is hard to watch. >> it's heart-wrenching because you can anticipate it because the stroller does start to move in a very slow rate of speed, and it kind of builds up. you kind of want to tell someone, grab the stroller. >> hard to watch is an understatement. the baby was treated for a cut to her forehead. police say something apparently distracted the mother. she will not be charged. 15 people were hurt when a escalator malfunctioned at a convention center in san antonio. witnesses say the escalator jerked to a stop and sent those on the steps tumbling backwards. everyone is going to be okay. we're getting a bird's eye view of the earthquake damaged washington monument, and it's a white knuckle view 550 feet up. construction teams are putting
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the finishing touches on the scaffolding. the monument has been closed since the earthquake nearly two years ago. the $15 million project should be finished next year. we're all going to have to return to work as normal. no one won last night's giant powerball jackpot. for the record, the winning numbers, here they are -- 2, 11, 26, 34, 41. powerball was 32. the next drawing is saturday night when the estimated jackpot will be a whopping $475 million. >> i'll just take my lump, gigantic win next time when it's even bigger. >> sure. john, you said yesterday you only play when it hits $300 million. you don't have time for a measly $239 million. >> i don't know why. i would be happy with $50, but i seem to wait until it hits three digits. >> that's when you can quit, never look back, and hit the road. >> it used to be $100 million, oh, i've got to play. the pots have been getting so big, now $100 million seems like $1 million. >> why even bother with that? >> admittedly foolish, but i think a lot of people out there
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do the same thing. >> i think you're right. >> and i forgot to play this week. i'm glad i got another chance. >> $470 million. you've got to play. >> and there's a mega millions jackpot over $200 million. so it's all good. >> let's play together, and we can split the jackpot. >> that's no good. you said you were never coming back. >> that's true. we're talking about money. let's talk about diamonds, more specifically, one diamond. >> 102 carats sold at auction yesterday for $27 million. pocket change, if you win that powerball, john. it's a new world record price for a colorless diamond. it's gorgeous. >> the huge pear shaped gem was found in the african nation of botswana. took 21 months to polish that. it's now known as the winston legacy diamond after harry winston, whose company purchased it. >> that's a beautiful rock. >> diamonds, schmiamonds, that's a good looking one. >> something like that for $26 million, if you can afford it, you buy it. >> hold that in my hand. that's a rock, man.
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now, something we haven't seen before. o.j. simpson taking the stand and speaking. >> simpson is trying to win a new trial in his armed robbery conviction. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: he's been a beloved celebrity, an accused murderer, and the subject of a nation's racial divide. >> orenthal james simpson. >> reporter: but we've never heard o.j. simpson testify as a witness until now. >> your voice is pretty loud in the room. >> my voice is always loud. >> reporter: with one hand free of his handcuffs, a loose, at times humorous, and animated o.j. simpson spent the day testifying about the bizarre
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2007 robbery of his own sports memorabilia that put him behind bars. >> it was my stuff. i followed what i thought the law. >> you were intending to get him? >> i got a big head. >> reporter: simpson joked about the lesser details, but his testimony is critical in his bid to get a new trial. >> his life is basically he's working at the gym. he's in charge of the gym. he coached the baseball team. >> reporter: but simpson's testimony is also a first ever glimpse into one of the most polarizing figures in recent history. >> o.j. is doing spectacularly so far. he's hitting all the points that he needs to hit. he comes off as credible. >> reporter: nearly two decades after the murder trial that would define him, o.j. simpson's testimony won't answer any old questions. it's just a last ditch attempt at freedom for a man who is rapidly growing old behind bars. neal karlinsky, abc news, las vegas.
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>> so this is not his first appeal. and if he doesn't win this appeal, the next time he's going to be able to do anything is in a couple of years. >> 2017, when he might be eligible for parole. they talked about his drinking. they did a lot of drinking in the hours leading up to the confrontation. apparently, after a night of drinking, they went to the pool and ordered bloody marys in the morning and then switched to other drinks as well. >> and then they confronted the sports memorabilia people. >> not a good thing to do when you're drunk. >> and how did he find out about all this? through a friend. i think the question is going to be not only how was his attorney involved in not giving him the best representation but also just how much -- how prepared was he to actually have a confrontation that night when he'd had it with this guy? >> everyone is talking about how o.j. looks. >> yes. >> obviously, that's the prison food, i suppose. he has a sun tan. >> what's interesting is he's got a suntan, but he's wearing sunglasses or regular glasses because he's got the raccoon thing going. >> he still looks good, but getting older. did you see him walk off the stand, his gait and everything?
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65 years old. >> and he's been incarcerated for quite a long time. i didn't realize the time had passed that quickly. >> still ahead, prince harry wrapping up his u.s. trip on a familiar field. >> how the prince had a little bit of fun and raised money for an important cause. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from
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♪ i'm just wild about harry and harry's wild about me ♪ prince harry wrapping up his week long tour of the u.s. he started by visiting wounded veterans at the warrior games in colorado. then he toured the jersey shore.
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>> topping it abc's lana zach has been traveling with the prince. she joins us now. good morning, lana. this must be exciting to see a royal in person. >> yes, it was. and fresh off the prince's victory on the polo field. the much bigger win seems to be the prince's pr victory in his whirlwind trip to the united states. at nearly every stop on his week long tour, prince harry has been greeted by adoring american fans. >> we love having him. >> exciting. it's great. we had royalty coming. i always said i was going to meet my prince one day. >> reporter: and the prince seems to be loving us too. >> thank you for a wonderful week. i've witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation. >> reporter: his final stop, connecticut, doing something he loves best in front of a crowd of millionaire donors and even super models, prince harry took to his horse. raising money for the charity he co-founded in honor of his late
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mother, helping hiv children in lesotho. this whole trip has been oriented toward causes greater than himself. a salute at the tomb of the unknown soldier in virginia. >> the american spirit getting together and making things right. >> reporter: joining governor chris christie to witness the devastation from superstorm sandy. even participating side by side with wounded veterans in this volleyball match at the warrior games in colorado. the prince spent time with bold faced names like will i. am and michelle obama, but he seemed to inspire the most joy in ordinary americans. >> i always watch him on tv. i see prince william and princess kate in the magazines, but i never thought i'd get to meet prince harry. >> reporter: it's the vision of a more noble harry but not a stiff one. prince harry still the life of the party, albeit a tamer one. >> tame life of the party, hard to believe coming from prince harry. you spent the day with him.
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this is what he wanted to do for a charity that's very close to his heart. >> very dear to him. he founded it in honor of his mother, princess diana, who was one of the very first celebrities to be photographed holding an hiv positive orphan. at that time, it was revolutionary. that's why this organization is raising money for the same kids so many years later. here's that wonderful, iconic picture of her. supposedly, the polo match raised about $1 million today. >> we've been talking all week. harry comes across very charming at these events. he seems to be great with kids. is it all that? is it what we see on the video? he seems to be so at home. >> i think he has the most fun with kids. when he was playing baseball in harlem, he said he hasn't played baseball before. >> yeah, right. >> he's a cricket man. >> he did have a compact swing. i saw it. it looked good just the same. >> and the kids teaching him how to do it, and he seemed to relish every moment of his interaction with children. >> and he won that little elephant for the girl. which was great. >> i missed that part. cherry on top. lana, thank you very much. >> we'll be right back.
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the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. time now for "the mix." time now for "the mix." depending where you live you see on buses and subways, places like that, campaigns aimed as teenage pregnancy, psas. there's a very interesting one going on in chicago. picture is worth a thousand words. let's put it up. instead of seeing teen mothers, you're seeing pregnant boys. it's kind of effective. the new billboard campaign features pregnant looking boys. the chicago department of public health says they chose the unusual images because they want to impress on young males that teen pregnancy is not just a girl's problem, which makes a lot of sense. been rolled out this week in the cities and suburbs, on transit trains and billboards. frankly, though, he looks like a lot of guys on the beach. >> a little too much beer. >> too much beer, right. e are just kd ofery, very
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bizarre looking pictures if you ask me. >> totally bizarre. >> i don't know that a boy looking autopup at a billboard going to look at that and think, oh, no, i could be pregnant one day or, oh, no, i hold the same responsibility as my 17-year-old girlfriend that might get pregnant if we have unprotected sex. it's a different approach. you never know. try everything, and whatever sticks sticks. a 5-year-old boy is being haled as a hero for saving his mom. the way he saved his mom is an unbelievable story. he's in the back in his car seat. that's caleb taylor from rockingham county, north carolina. mom has a seizure while driving. car is kind of coasting along uncontrollably. mom is passed out unconscious in the front seat. this 5-year-old child, there he is demonstrating. he gets out of the car seat, goes to the front of the car. he takes control, puts the car in neutral, takes the key out, puts the car in brake, runs out to make a 911 call to save his mom. his mom had a seizure. >> incredible.
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he stops the car, and then he runs out and gets help. >> right. he did the right things. he didn't run out, sit there, put the car in park and stare at his mom. he did all the right things. >> he's 5 years old. >> he's 5 years old. his neighbor helped him call 911. 911 came. mom's okay. he's okay. his dad calls him ahero, rightfully so. just the best story of the day. my favorite of the week. pot brownies, pot cookies, pot butter -- the next cannabis laced food product is bacon. oh, my god, right? check this out. there's a butcher feeding marijuana to pigs to create a high quality meat. >> okay. >> these are marijuana fed pigs in washington. he's been teaming up with a farm, and they've been feeding the pigs weed as part of their diet. it's really just the leaves and the stems, not the stuff the smokers really want, and it gives them fiber. there you go. >> so you basically now can go the entire day high and not smoke one point. >> our producer sandy had the best line of the day, pot
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breaking news on "world news now," widespread destruction in northern texas. tornadoes and severe storms kill at least a half dozen people. get the latest from the storm zone. damage control. president obama confronts red hot scandals. his angry message for the irs and the tough questions he can expect in just a few hours. fake graveyard. why would anyone put up head stones and build a phony cemetery in the middle of the city? i've got the reason behind this creepy atmosphere. so sorry. beyonce responds to fans after some cancelled concerts. how she's addressing her health issues and pregnancy rumors. it is thursday, may 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning. we begin with breaking news in north texas, where at least six people have died when a tornado
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touched down. >> firefighters using flashlights are going house to house looking for anybody still trapped. abc's jim ryan reports from the hard hit town of granbury. >> reporter: this storm rolled in from the southwest and tornado sirens started blaring just before sunset. witnesses say pea-sized hail turned to baseball sized and then hailstones the size of grapefruit were pounding a subdivision near the town of granbury, not far from ft. worth. >> rancho brazos is a subdivision of hood county, south of granbury, about three miles the way the crow flies out there, i guess, and there's about 110 homes in that residential area. been told that most all of that is in heavy damage, totally destroyed conditions out there. >> reporter: as paramedics were rushing into the area to treats dozens of injuries, school buses were pulling away taking evacuees to churches turned into shelters. those people are telling stories of an extremely intense rain
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wrapped tornado that's done extensive damage to neighborhoods. >> it's been a devastating year so far. now with the weather coming around with tornado season, this particular night is not anything like i've ever seen. >> reporter: even as rescue operations were getting under way another storm was forming on the outskirts of town prompting new severe weather warnings. jim ryan, abc news, granbury, texas. >> already at least 6 people have died in this. we have 28 people, at least 28 people at the hospital. 14 of them are being treated for a wide variety of injuries here. lacerations contusions, fractures, and we have 100 people in area shelters. >> 14 people still unaccounted for. you hope they're in the shelter, you hope that they're with relatives, and it's just a crazy night, and you hope it's just a matter of locating them and not anything worse than that. the number of deaths don't go up. by the way, additional storms did move through southern oklahoma as well. there was a lot of damage, a lot
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of poles toppled, a lot of power outages. just some wild stuff. did you see the size of the hail? >> yeah. it was so fast-moving. good news is now the firefighters are able to move in and start looking through whatever rubble is left to see if there are people there if they can save as many people as they can. >> yes, what a night, morning. >> let's take a look at the weather in the rest of the nation. scattered spring showers possible in the midwest and ohio valley. dry in the west, denver, to albuquerque to l.a. in san francisco, showers by dinner time. >> temperatures in the northeast, 10 degrees warmer than usual, boston at 80 or move. sacramento, seattle, portland, they're in the upper 60s. midwest warmer than usual. highs near 80 degrees. to the scandal spiraling around the irs over its agents targeting tea party groups, president obama is likely to face questions about that today at a news conference. as abc's pierre thomas reports from washington he has tried to get ahead of the scandal by announcing its first casualty. >> reporter: the president announced the acting irs commissioner was forced out. he vowed more changes are coming and irs officials could soon be
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fired. >> i reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable, and americans are right to be angry about it, and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> reporter: the first irs casualty. >> today secretary lou took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. >> reporter: a growing number of conservatives were lining up to claim they had been targeted too. conservative christian preacher franklin graham said the irs audited his charities after he stood up against gay marriage. in a letter to president obama, graham said, i write to inform you this profiling by the irs was not limited to conservative political organizations indeed it extended to religious charities. frank vandersloot, fund raiser for republican presidential candidate mitt romney says, the irs made his life a nightmare.
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>> i was faced within a matter of four months, three federal audits going on at once. >> reporter: the administration is investigating how the irs was allowed to unfairly scrutinize tea party and other conservative groups, challenging the request for tax-exempt status. >> anybody who has broken the law will be held accountable. >> reporter: irs officials now face fbi agents showing up at their offices to interrogate them. >> my question is who is going to jail over the scandal? >> reporter: the president called for new leadership at the irs and new safeguards. he is expected to have more to say thursday. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> the president may very well be asked about the response to the latest september attacks -- last september at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, as well. white house e-mails released yesterday confirm that abc news reported the so-called talking points underwent 12 revisions and that substantial changes were made after the state department expressed concerns. the edited deleted references to
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an al qaeda affiliate and previous cia warnings about terror threats in benghazi. the treasury department is taking its first emergency step to keep the country from going over the debt ceiling this week. starting tomorrow at noon, sales of u.s. treasuries will be temporarily suspended to state and local governments. this move would allow the government to keep paying its bills until september. that will give congress more time to decide whether to raise the borrowing limit. wall street is still basking in record territory this morning after hitting yet another all time high. the dow surged yesterday, closing up 60 points at 15,275. investors managed to push the market up despite a morning slump and a handful of disappointing economic reports. from wall street to your street, did you not win last night's giant powerball jackpot? no one did. the winning numbers are 2, 11, 26, 34, and 41. the powerball is 32 just in case you want to double-check. saturday night's estimated jackpot is at least $475 million. abc's rebecca jarvis looks at our national lottery obsession.
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>> reporter: america's love affair with lottery has reached record proportion. last year we spent almost $70 billion on tickets. >> quit my job, plan my wedding. i got engaged about a month ago. i got big, big plans. >> reporter: it's powerball pandemonium. ticket sales have doubled in the last decade. >> one guy came in here and bought $1,000. >> reporter: when was that? >> two days, this morning. >> reporter: for this powerball? >> yes, this powerball. >> reporter: did he feel lucky? >> he say he feel lucky. that's why he buy. he want to win. >> reporter: in california, where powerball went into play for the first time just six weeks ago, they sold $70 million in tickets in a little over a month. >> a couple of things. we changed the game from $1 to $2, created 500 millionaires in the last year, and california just recently joined us. >> reporter: plus the winnings keep growing. in just the last year, some of the largest powerball jackpots ever. $338 million this march. and last november, the big
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kahuna, $587 million, the biggest powerball jackpot of all time. and pumped about $15 billion into participating states' economies, going towards things like schools and parks and running the lottery. >> big money tonight. >> reporter: but while the pot sizes are improving, odds stay the same, 1 in 175 million to win it all, making you more likely to play for the nba, become the president of the united states, or die in any number of dreadful ways -- bees, sharks, or lightning strikes -- than to win this jackpot. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> we can still dream. there's always the next drawing. we're still in it. now we go to a man in houston who likes to dance like nobody's watching, but in reality, everybody's watching. >> juan carlos takes his disco dancing routine on the road every single day, showing off
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his signature roller blading skills. whoa, check him out, along a very busy parkway, by the way. hundreds of people exercise in the same area, but carlos is hard to match. >> juan carlos has been at it for 15 years. he describes his style as purely freestyle. >> 15 years? >> check it out, i like when he grabs his head. do it again. do it again. no, no. >> i love it. anyway, i wonder if this song is the music we're pumping into it or this is actually his music. >> it's ours. >> i would love to hear what he's really listening to. he doesn't have head phones in. i don't think he's listening to music at all. >> burn some calories there. >> i love him. >> he must get honks. i'm not hearing any there, but he must get honked. there it is. that's the move. that's the one i like. >> you waited long enough until we saw it. >> he starts touching his head all sexy. >> that is very sexy, john coming up, the singer who's admitting she's jealous of beyonce. who could it be? and prescription medicines sold at deep discounts. new warnings how these phony drugs are harmful and how you'd better watch out. you're watching "world news
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the pills on the right are real. the ones on the left, fake. it's hard to tell them apart. counterfeiting experts also say most are produced in asia and sold without a prescription. >> hugely sold on the internet, craigslist. >> we've seen a real spike in counterfeit drugs coming through. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection say its crackdown is so heavy criminals are hiding pills inside of speakers, beauty products, and power supplies. here they x-ray more than 1 million parcels each month and have even found counterfeit items inside shoes. there are dozens of legitimate websites that sell safe pharmaceuticals as long as you know what to look for. >> do they require a prescription? do they have a pharmacist on site? are they located in the united states? >> there are people who say, i can't afford these drugs, so i have to turn to these means. >> if it's a dollar, you find a counterfeiter is selling it for 30 cents. >> reporter: and oftentimes, the counterfeit pills will contain no active medicine at all.
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brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> i can deal with a fake bag. i can almost deal with a fake phone, but pills? that can be lethal. >> is you don't know what you're swallowing. exactly right, no. they are expensive, but no. >> if you end up with something and you didn't know, that's one thing, but to go seek out a fake pill that like you just heard, possibly doesn't have an active ingredient, what's the point? >> you'd be lucky it doesn't have an active ingredient, just not getting the medicine you want, but if you get something that could actually make you sick, which some of these things do, just kind of crazy, right? you get what you pay for, right? >> true. coming up, the celebrity parents of jaden smith respond to his eye-opening comments. and beyonce's apology to her fans plus the reaction to those new rumors. that's coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time for "the sinny." we're going to start off by debunking a couple of rumors we heard yesterday. the first one is that jaden smith wants to be emancipated from his parents. >> that sounded very fishy. >> you said that yesterday. the super uber wealthy will and jada pinkett smith. would you want to be emancipated? >> it's a great thing. why would you want to leave that house? >> the two men were on ellen degeneris' show, and jaden did as expected. he debunked the rumors.
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take a listen. >> here's the thing to explain. i'm not going anywhere. the thing that people don't get is everything at his house is free. so i can get anything and everything that i want at his house. so i think i'm going to be there for 20, 30 more years. but he says, as soon as i have a movie that's bigger than one of his movies, then i have to get my own house. >> there's no reason to live in my house no more. >> so anyway, will kind of admitted he may have sparked some of these rumors by saying a couple of things, but none of it was real. they kind of go on to say that he's just so proud of his kid. he's always kissing him. he wants to kiss him on the mouth every once in a while. jaden says it happens quite a lot, and it's quite embarrassing. >> i love how proud he was. he was laughing louder than anybody at his kid's jokes. >> so proud. they're cute. >> they're terrific. beyonce apologizing to fans after missing that show in belgium, sparked all kinds of rumors maybe she was sick because of her pregnancy.
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she didn't go there. after missing the concert in belgium on tuesday, beyonce posted the note saying she cancelled the show due to dehydration and exhaustion according to the ap report. she apologized. thanked her fans and said she's feeling much better. she didn't make any mention of those pregnancy rumors one way or the other. let's stick with beyonce. kelly rowland admits she was jealous. >> i find this really hard to believe. >> it's human nature. you're in a band, and someone goes on to super, super stardom, how could you not be? kelly rowland pretty honest in an angry new song she just put out called "dirty laundry." it's a piano ballad. let's listen in. ♪ when a sister was on stage i was enraged ♪ >> you hear a little beep out there. there's all kinds of choice little words there. she says they're getting along much better since reuniting for that super bowl halftime show.
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she also confessed at the time she was in an abusive relationship. so she was dealing with the envy and beyonce's soaring super stardom, and she was also in a low place herself. >> that's tough. it really is human nature, like you said. moving on to kim kardashian and kanye west. as we all know, kim kardashian is carrying kanye west's child. they haven't made a lot of friends in the press and otherwise. wendy williams went on to "watch what happens live" with andy cohen, and she weighed in on her opinion of what's going to happen to this couple once this baby is born. take a listen. >> she and kanye won't make it, and what kind of mom will she be? a single mom. >> how long do you give them? >> 30 seconds after the baby's born. >> so there you go, america. 30 seconds after kim kardashian pops out that baby, kanye west will hit the door, or kim will smarten up and leave him. who knows? >> wendy williams, you've got to love her. she never pulls any punches. she lets it fly. >> she's as honest as they come. that's why we put her on here. it's great.
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♪ "the munsters." >> a texas man has come up with a unique way to keep people off his property, at least live ones. >> he's built a fake cemetery. deborah wrigley reports from our station in houston. >> reporter: in the shadow of downtown skyscrapers flanked by busy traffic is an old pecan tree, and in its shade, three headstones often overlooked by the people who walk by.
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most assume the graves have been here longer than they have. >> yeah, we figure an old cemetery maybe. >> reporter: if it is old, a longtime bail bondsman whose business is a block away can't recall it. big fence around it? >> never saw that. i'm not very observant, apparently. >> reporter: here's the deal. this isn't a real cemetery. no one's buried here, but it may be the most elaborate deterrent to vagrancy and littering ever devised. the property owner says he is out of town, but he said by phone that after years of littering and people sleeping on the corner lot, he devised the faux cemetery plan. from an adjacent parking lot, a tow truck driver saw it unfold more than a year ago. >> i saw him put the fence up. and maybe two, three months later the headstones go up. i just knew what it was. i knew. i didn't see a burial or anything like that.
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there was no bodies there, but it's to keep the vagrants out of here because they're always sleeping right there. >> the headstones, the property owner says, were rejects from a local monument company, and he says he was unaware of the names of the departed were real. he regrets that. but the well maintained results speak for itself, though it leaves one of those who assumes they were walking by a real cemetery struggling for words. >> who would try to portray that? that's crazy. >> reporter: but it worked? >> he needs counseling. >> that's a good sound bite. >> i love that guy. he's the next viral video. i don't know. what do you think about this one? >> it's a little kooky. especially that -- hey, check that out. you actually look kind of hot there. >> thank you, graphics department. >> you got the best on this one. >> look at that.
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